01/31/2018

Urgent Action: Bombing Near Indigenous Territory in Chocó (Colombia: UA 22.18)


While carrying out operations against the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Colombian Security Forces bombed near the Wounaan Indigenous reservation of Chagpien Tordó, in the municipality of Litoral de San Juán in Chocó, injuring a minor. Nearby communities are currently forcibly displaced as fear of new operations threaten the population.

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While carrying out operations against the National Liberation Army (ELN), the Colombian Security Forces bombed near the Wounaan Indigenous reservation of Chagpien Tordó, in the municipality of Litoral de San Juán in Chocó, injuring a minor. Nearby communities are currently forcibly displaced as fear of new operations threaten the population.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Demanding the authorities ensure urgent humanitarian aid and integral attention is provided to the forcedly displaced and confined communities in Chocó;
  • Calling on them to comply with their international obligations to prevent the displacement of Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendant communities from their territories and guarantee their rights as victims of the armed conflict;
  • Reminding them that civilians, including Indigenous Peoples and Afro-descendant communities and other civilians living in the area, have the right to not be drawn into the armed conflict, and that the State has the obligation to comply with international humanitarian law and its violation could trigger international State responsibility.

Contact these two officials by 14 March, 2018:

President
Señor Juan Manuel Santos
Presidente de la República
Palacio de Nariño, Carrera 8 No.7-26 Bogotá, Colombia
Correo: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear President Santos / Excmo. Sr. Presidente Santos

Ambassador Camilo Reyes, Embassy of Colombia
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036
Phone: 202 387 8338 I Fax: 202-232-8643
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION
Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 22.18
Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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